A – Z of Managing People

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A to Z of Managing People

Many years of working with managers at all levels have convinced me that there are some fundamental principles that will help us to manage people in the most effective way possible. I’ve tried to pull some of these together in this blog and I hope that it helps you in your management development.

A to Z of Managing People – E is for Engage Your Employees

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: General, Managing People|

Show people they're valued - this can be done in any way that's appropriate in your culture. Some organisations have 'employee of the month', or ask staff and customers to give positive feedback, or give staff rewards.

A to Z of Managing People – F is for Feedback

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: General, Managing People|

“What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: a, b, c, d, e and f? Feedback - one of the essential elements of good communication.”                                      

A to Z of Managing People – M is for Motivation

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: General, Managing People|

Obviously negative motivation can be a powerful driver to perform, such as: "If we don't get this contract the company is going under", though continual negative motivation will cause stress and tension within an organisation.

A to Z of Managing People – N is for Networking

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: General, Managing People|

Have you ever found that talking to other people has given you new ideas, inspired you to keep going or given you an opportunity to discuss concerns? If you're like me, the answer to that question is a definite "yes".

A to Z of Managing People – P is for Performance

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: General, Managing People|

It comes down to a balancing act between the task we need to achieve and the team we need to achieve it through. If we pay too much attention to the task and not enough to the team, the task will not be achieved in the way we want it to be.

A to Z of Managing People – Q is for Question Everything

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: General, Managing People|

Albert Einstein said; “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the answer, I would spend the first 55 minutes figuring out the proper questions to ask. For if I knew the proper questions, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes. Question everything”

A to Z of Managing People – R is for Review, Reflect, Revise and Run with it!

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: General, Managing People|

Following on from my last post, Q is for Question Everything, once we've found the solution to a problem and implemented it we should always review what happened and reflect on what we've learned from the process; not to assign blame, but to do better next time.

A to Z of Managing People – V is for Vision

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: General, Managing People|

We are used to seeing vision statements for organisations - they articulate where the business wants to be in its marketplace or service sector. Clear vision statements help everyone in the organisation understand how their job contributes to the overall goals.

A to Z of Managing People – W is for Workshops

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: General, Managing People|

I've recently returned from an amazing trip to Africa, and while in Uganda had the opportunity to facilitate workshops for the 20 or so managers of Kampala Children's Centre and then for 91 of their staff. The result was that the various work groups came away buzzing with ideas of how to improve their planning, processes and outcomes.

A to Z of Managing People – X is for X or Y?

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: General, Managing People|

Have you ever had a boss or teacher who believed that you could do well - if so, then you probably responded to that belief by doing your very best - better than you might have for the boss or teacher who didn't think much of your abilities.

A to Z of Managing People – Z is for Zeal

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: General, Managing People|

Nothing inspires people more than a leader who is full of zeal. Their energy and enthusiasm is infectious and gets results.  When we are excited about what we do, others want to follow. A positive mindset does wonders in any workplace.